Author Archives: Mike

New comics for June 3rd, 2020!

The new comics are still skiwkt being released by the distributor, with a slightly larger shipment this week versus last, available here on the shelves of Sterling Silver Comics!


And as always…if you need anything special ordered, just ask! Thanks, and see you at the shop!

New comics for May 27th, 2020!

We’re slowly getting back into our normal new comics day here at Sterling Silver Comics! Marvel is beginning to distribute their books again, and we’ll have plenty from the other publishers as well! Take a peek at the stuff we’ll have in this week:

And now more than ever, please place reorders for anything you’re looking for! I’m slowly getting my stock built back up after two months of plenty of mail order, so definitely ask me if you’re looking for osmething but don’t see it!

Thanks, and see you at the shop!

Yes, we’re officially open to the public again!

SURPRISE! Just got official word from the city….my doors are now open, and you can actually come into the store again! All I ask is that you maintain recommended physical distancing and wear some kind of mask…we all still need to be careful and not get sick!

If you still prefer to get your stuff from me via mail order or curbside pickup, those options are of course still available.

Thanks for your patience, everyone, and I look forward to seeing your (masked) faces again!

I ASSURE YOU WE’RE OPEN!

Apparently if you Google up the store, it has us marked as “TEMPORARILY CLOSED,” but I promise you, I am open for pick-up and mail orders! I may not be allowed to let folks actually into the store, but I am getting new product and selling goodies to whoever needs them!

Already contacted Google to have them change that notification, but I am here! I’ve been here the whole time, working more or less regular hours processing your orders. If you need anything, either for curbside pickup or to be mailed to your door, just email me, message me, or give me a ring at 805-484-4708. Thanks!

New comics for the week of May 18th, 2020!

Hi pals! Our main distributor of comics, Diamond, is ramping up its shippments again starting this week, so we’ll have a few more goodies headed our way than has been usual for the last couple of weeks:

There are a couple of items on the list that are running behind, but they are on the way, and I should have them within the week. Sorry about that…things are a little confused for the moment, but it’ll all be straightened out soon!

And yes, Marvel didn’t ship out anything new to anyone this week, but we should see new books from them soon.

Okay, and as you may already know, stores like mine aren’t allowed to let anyone inside yet, so I’m still doing curbside pickup…but please feel free to call me or knock on the door when you get here and we can get a purchase processed for you! And if you want me to ship…ship to you I shall! Just contact me and we’ll make arrangements.

I’m also still listing lots of old comics on this Google sheet, so if you have a hankering for the comics of yesteryear, let me know which ones you want off the list! And keep in mind I have plenty more back issues not yet listed, so send along your want lists!

Thanks, friends, for all your patience as we continue adjusting to these strange times. See or talk to you soon!

Also, we should be expecting Wonder Woman #755,

New DC Comics for May 12th, 2020!

New DC Comics are coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Tuesday, including the following:

HARLEY QUINN #72
HARLEY QUINN #72 FRANK CHO VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20 SKAN VAR ED
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12)
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12) TULA LOTAY VAR ED
METAL MEN #6 (OF 12) GEORGE PEREZ VAR ED

And don’t forget, starting next week the main U.S. comic distributor, Diamond, will start sending orders out again and I’ll have larger new comic shipments!

Also note: I am now allowed to provide curbside pickup service at the store, so if you want anything, please feel free to give me a call (805-484-4708) or drop me an email (mike at sterlingsilvercomics dot com). Thanks, and see you online or around the shop!

STERLING SILVER COMICS UPDATE!

As per the California goverment’s Phase Two for reopening businesses, Sterling Silver Comics will now be open for curbside pickup!

Which is, of course, good timing since I’m beginning to get new comic shipments at the store again! You already know that I’ve been receiving small shipments of new DC Comics for the last couple of weeks. Starting Wednesday, May 20th, I will begin to receive full shipments of new comics and goodies from Diamond, includig new Marvel, new Dark Horse, and new everything else.

I know curbside pickup isn’t as convenient or fun for comic shopping, but be sure to keep an eye on this website to see what’s new each week, and feel free to call me with your wants (if you don’t already have a pull box with me) and we can get your orders processed and ready for when you come to the store!

Thank you for all your support during this difficult time for all of us, and with any luck, you’ll be able to wander the aisles of my shop once again someday soon!

[PICTURED ABOVE: the curb in question]

New comics for May 5th/6th 2020!

New DC comics and books are coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on whenever FexEd shows up, and here’s your utilitarian list of what’s on its way!

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12
DC SUPER STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
FLASH #753
FLASH #753 JUNGEUON YOON VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3 SCOTT WILIAMS VAR ED
HAWKMAN #23
HAWKMAN #23 GERARDO ZAFFINO VAR ED
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #20 (MR)
JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) (MR)
JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) MIKE MAYHEW VAR ED

Reminder: full shipments, what with Marvels and IDWs and everything, will start up again May 20th. Stores like mine will likely not be open to the public by that point, but I will happily ship your comics to you! Just drop me a line!

Also, I’m still trying to list some of my back issues on this Google doc, and I’m posting pics over on Instagram. I’m also still doing the 30 for $20 packs!

Thanks, everyone, and we’ll see you online!

New comics for April 28th, 2020!

No, honest, we’re getting new comics here at Sterling Silver Comics! We’re still closed to the public by government order, but I can still ship out to anyone who wants their goodies!

DC Comics makes good on their plan to distribute their own comics through alternative distribution, and the first batch have come for sale this week. It’s not a lot, but we’ll have more next week.

DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6)

DREAMING #20

BATMAN GIANT #4

BATMAN #89 3RD PTG

NIGHTWING #70 2ND PTG

Sorry, it’s just a list, not a fancy display of covers, but hopefully that’ll do! And yes, you’re reading the date above correctly…I will be able to sell these starting on Tuesday!

And as just a reminder, I’m still offering these 30 random comics for $20 packs, I’m always adding to this list of back issues I’m selling (which is still only a fraction of what I have available), and I am always taking want lists!

Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy out there, and please always feel free to email or call me if you have any questions or need any comics! Thanks, and hopefully someday we’ll see you at the shop!

Just a quick update for what’s going on at Sterling Silver Comics.

In case you hadn’t heard the news, there have been a couple of industry announcements in regards to new comic shipments finally resuming.

First, the main comics distributor for the U.S., Diamond Comics, has announced its intention to start shipping out new comics again in mid-to-late May. I don’t think everything’s exactly nailed down just yet, but that seems to be the timeframe for new material to start showing up again.

Second, DC Comics has decided to go with alternative distribution for their own comics a little earlier than that, with plans to have new comics in stores next week. They will also be send out new comics this way for the two weeks following that, but as to their plans after that, whether they’ll continue taking and shipping orders this way or return to Diamond’s distribution, I’m not sure. I’m still sorting everything out!

But rest assured I will start receiving comics as soon as they’re available. I’ve already set up an account and placed orders through one of DC’s new distribution centers, so I will have comics for next week. I will make sure to announce what books I have, when I have them, in all the usual places.

The other thing is that I am still not sure when non-essential retail businesses like my own will be allowed to reopen for the public again. It’s possible we’ll be back to some kind of limited retail access in the near future. However, if I am still required to be closed, as I will most certainly will be when DC’s shipments resume in late April/early May, please feel free to call or email me to arrange for mail order and the like.

I plan on continuing to be at the shop during my regular business hours while I am required to be closed, so you should always be able to reach me at 805-484-4708, or via email or Facebook message or whathaveyou, if there’s anything else you need.

Also keep in mind I’m still trying to get some recent back issue arrivals listed in this Google sheet, and I’m still selling these packs of 30 random comics for $20.

Thanks for reading and for all your support through this time. Everyone stay safe and healthy out there.